Ha Long Bay welcomed the first group of tourists
Ha Long Bay welcomed the first group of nearly 300 visitors from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to the heritage on February 10, or the first day of the lunar new year. Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Cao Tuong Huy greeted the delegation.
It is reported that around 2,000 international tourists visited the bay on the day.
Ha Long Bay is expected to attract some 1.4 million vacationers this year, up 25-30 per cent from the previous year.
According to the provincial Department of Tourism, Quang Ninh province aims to lure at least 17 million arrivals in 2014, including three million international visitors.
According to the province’s plan on tourism recovery and sustainable development to 2025, with orientations to 2030, Quang Ninh aims to make its tourism a spearhead and sustainable economic sector by 2030, attracting at least 25.5-26 million visitors, including about 9 million foreigners.
In 2023, Quang Ninh welcomed 15.5 million tourist arrivals, including two million foreigners, and earn more than VND33 trillion from tourism.
The province has taken a range of measures to boost its tourism market, with a focus on projects for restoring the tourism industry, developing sustainable community tourism development and implementing a master plan for marine tourism management in Ha Long Bay, Van Don and Co To.
In order to attract both domestic and foreign tourists, it has stepped up tourism promotion activities, created new tourism products and services and those with regional linkage, develop a safe tourism programme, and select typical and safe tourism products to introduce to travel and tourism businesses.
In 2024, the province plans to take a range of measures to boost its tourism market and look to serve 17 million tourists.